Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian, Saint Gregory’s University, 2005
J.D., with Honors, University of Oklahoma, 2009
Phone: (405) 325-5919
Professor Means is an Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing. Professor Means joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 2012 after serving as an associate attorney at Gungoll, Jackson, Collins, Box & Devoll, P.C. in Enid, Oklahoma. While in private practice, Professor Means focused on litigation involving oil and gas matters, construction law, commercial law, negligence, contract disputes, and property disputes. She received the award for Outstanding Young Lawyer from the Garfield County Bar Association in 2011.
Professor Means earned her Juris Doctor degree with Honors from the University of Oklahoma, where she served as a Note Editor for the Oklahoma Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Professor Means competed on the William McGee Civil Rights Moot Court Team and received speaking awards in both the First Year and Calvert Intra-School Moot Court Competitions.
Professor Means has also served as a research and editorial assistant for the Federal Judicial Center, where she assisted with case law citation verification and editorial work for the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition.
As an attorney, Professor Means authored two articles for the Oklahoma Bar Journal entitled Overview of Agricultural Lien Laws in Oklahoma and Jones v. Purcell Investment, L.L.C.: Clarification for Oklahoma Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Statutes.
Professor Means has served as a member of the Board of Editors for the Oklahoma Bar Journal and a Director for the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division. She was a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Leadership Academy class of 2012 and is a past member of the Luther Bohanan American Inn of Court.